Chinese, Hawaiian
"beautiful, plum"

Mei Origin and Meaning

The name Mei is a girl's name of Chinese origin meaning "beautiful, plum".

Homophonous with Mae and May, the beautiful (literally) Mei is poised to climb the charts. The hero of the 2022 Disney/Pixar film Turning Red is a Chinese-Canadian teen named Meilin "Mei" Lee, which may boost the name ever further.

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Mei Popularity

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Famous People Named Mei

  • Mei NgAmerican novelist
  • Maggie Shiu (Meikei), Hong Kong actress
  • Amei, Taiwanese pop singer
  • Meimei Berssenbrugge, Chinese,American poet
  • Muzi Mei (born Li Li)Chinese journalist and blogger
  • Mei Finegold (born Meital Slonimsky)Israeli pop singer
  • Mae Mei LapresChinese,Canadian model
  • Gwei LunMei, Taiwanese actress
  • Celia Mei RubinAmerican actress
  • Mei KurokawaJapanese actress
  • Mei YuYouTuber
  • A'mei Kazuko Grandberry (b. 2016)daughter of rapper Omarion and Apryl Jones

Mei in Pop Culture

  • Meiprincess in Disney's "Mulan 2"
  • Anmei Hsu, character in "Joy Luck Club"
  • Jingmei Woo, character in "Joy Luck Club"
  • Meicharacter in movie "My Neighbor Totoro"
  • Mei Yasumuracharacter in anime "Ouran High School Host Club"
  • Meicharacter in French animated series "Galactik Football"
  • Meicharacter in manga "O,Parts Hunter"
  • Mei Hotarubicharacter in "Loveless"
  • Meimei (妹妹)Chinese term for a little sister
  • Misaki Meicharacter in anime "Another"
  • MeiLing Zhou, playable hero in Blizzard Entertainment game "Overwatch"
  • Mei Miocharacter from the video game "Yandere Simulator"